Dad and Pam came to Texas for a visit at the beginning of my Christmas break from Baylor. I left school, drove straight to the airport, parked, and waited less than 10 minutes for them to get off the plane and meet me in the baggage claim. The weather was nice, but wouldn't last.
That Friday we drove to the Pearl Brewery district (there is no brewery there anymore, sadly) and had a fantastic dinner. Let me say that Brussels sprouts with chorizo paired with a Belgian Tripel (beer) is simply amazing! From there we enjoyed a nice 2 mile walk to the downtown San Antonio riverwalk, where we caught a nice boat ride. Pardon the crappy cell phone shot, but I didn't bring my camera (and would have gotten just as crappy a shot without my tripod, anyways).
Saturday was a rainy day, so we went bowling. Sunday we enjoyed church, and then had lunch at The Big Bib, where we had some nice Texas-style BBQ. Today before I had to drop Dad and Pam off at the airport, we drove down to see most of the Spanish Missions. We started at Mission Espada, the furthest south of the four. Luckily, the construction was done, and we were able to go in and see the church. I am not sure how long this still-active church has stood here, but the Mission itself was established in 1690 - quite a bit of history here!
At Mission San Juan Capistrano, there was a mural inside the visitor's center that Ian wanted his picture taken with Dad and Leah, so I dutifully set things up.
We are gearing up for Christmas here, and then a mini-vacation. More photos to follow!